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09 August 2021
View news from United States Asian Longhorned Tick is spreading in US, vigilance needed
It’s time to be on the lookout for the Asian longhorned tick. While this tick is native to East Asia, it is spreading across the United States and has come as far east as Arkansas and as far north as New York. ...
View news from United States Truce Between Prairie Dogs and Livestock Farmers?
Prairie dogs compete with cattle for forage and have a reputation for damaging grazing lands, reducing annual forage production, and degrading the vegetation plant community. ...
05 August 2021
View news from United States CME live cattle firm on scarce supply, firmer cash markets
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures firmed on Wednesday as cash trade firmed and wholesale beef prices march higher, traders said....
View news from United States CME Group launches first trades of Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO) futures have launched and are available for trading. ...
03 August 2021
View news from United States Beef with a story: US ranch-raised beef on the rise
Direct beef purchases from the farm continue to be an emerging trend as consumers want to know both the story and faces behind the products they are purchasing, according to an expert....
02 August 2021
View news from United States Promising vaccine development to control Johne’s Disease
Johne’s disease is a chronic enteritis associated with ruminants caused by the intracellular pathogen Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). ...
View news from United States Researchers compare consumption of beef to plant-based protein alternatives
Consumers who prefer beef over plant-based protein alternatives said they are willing to pay nearly two dollars more per meal for a burger when dining at a restaurant, according to a study from Kansas State University....
View news from United States Ag Economist discusses pandemic changes to beef cattle industry
A top analyst said recently that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused several changes in the beef industry, many of which could be here to stay....
31 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Awards $12 Million in Record-Breaking Farm to School Grants
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $12 million in Farm to School Grants this year, announcing awards to 176 grantees, the most projects funded since the program began in 2013....
30 July 2021
View news from United States NFU tells US Senate Committee farmers worse off due to corporate power
Family farmers and ranchers have suffered fewer choices, less innovation, lower prices, and poorer treatment due to “domination and market manipulation of multinational meat companies,” National Farmers Union (NFU) President Rob Larew today told the...
29 July 2021
View news from United States US Farm Bureau applauds congressional hearings on beef supply chain
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall commented on Wednesday on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearings on the current state of the beef supply chain....
View news from United States Small cattle farm grows up with help from UGA
What Joseph Egloff began as a “little hobby” in 2011 is now a full-time cattle ranch with a meat packing plant that serves customers from Florida to North Carolina....
28 July 2021
View news from United States Profit-taking drags down CME livestock futures
Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures fell on Tuesday after rising to their highest price in more than three weeks, while feeder cattle pulled back from contract highs on Monday. ...
View news from United States Managing heat stress in cattle
On a hot summer day, people often dress in light clothing, drink more water than normal and seek shade to minimize the impacts on the body from heat and humidity....
View news from United States Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle
Growing resistance to our go-to antibiotics is one of the biggest threats the world faces. As common bacteria like strep and salmonella become resistant to medications, what used to be easily treatable infections can now pose difficult medical challenges....
27 July 2021
View news from United States The digestive system of cows influences human’s vitamin B12 intake
Milk is the main source of vitamin B12 consumption for Canadians. A glass of cow’s milk contains about 46% of the daily-recommended dietary intake of vitamin B12 for adults. ...
26 July 2021
View news from United States USDA Cattle on Feed Report says US cattle inventory fell by 1%
About 101 million head of cattle and calves are on U.S. farms as of July 1, 2021, according to the Cattle report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
View news from United States Mountain fires burning higher at unprecedented rates
Forest fires have crept higher up mountains over the past few decades, scorching areas previously too wet to burn, according to researchers from McGill University. ...
View news from United States Apply now the the US Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge
Ag-tech entrepreneurs across the US are being encouraged to apply by 20 August for the Farm Bureau's Ag Innovation Challenge....
23 July 2021
View news from United States USDA clarifies program for livestock producers who suffered losses from depopulation
The USDA has announced the details for its new Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP), an initiative that support livestock farmers who suffered losses and depopulation from COVID-19 supply chain stresses. ...
View news from United States AFB President Duvall hosts Mexico leaders for wide-ranging discussions on trade and agriculture
American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall hosted Tatiana Clouthier, Mexico’s Secretary of the Economy, and Esteban Moctezuma Barragón, Mexico’s Ambassador to the US. ...
16 July 2021
View news from United States US restaurant chains fail to stop antibiotic overuse in beef supplies
A new Chain Reaction Report finds that many restaurant chains across the US are not doing enough to curb the use of medically important antibiotics in their beef supplies. ...
14 July 2021
View news from United States USDA greenlights additional pandemic aid for farmers who suffered animal losses
Livestock and poultry producers who could not take slaughter-ready animals to processing plants due to COVID-19 can apply for financial assistance from the USDA and Farm Service Agency from 20 July. ...
View news from United States "Wither away and die:" US Pacific Northwest heat wave bakes wheat, fruit crops
An unprecedented heat wave and ongoing drought in the US Pacific Northwest is damaging white wheat coveted by Asian buyers and forcing fruit farm workers to harvest in the middle of the night to salvage crops and avoid deadly heat....
12 July 2021
View news from United States US pledges $500 million to boost meat processing capacity
The US government will invest at least $500 million to expand beef, pork and poultry processing capacity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday, after consumers faced limits on meat purchases during the COVID-19 pandemic last year....
View news from United States Climate variability challenges US cattle producers
Mother Nature provided increasingly inconsistent precipitation for the Great Plains over the past decade, impacting grasslands, forage systems and beef production in the region—and scientists expect that trend to intensify....
11 July 2021
View news from United States Want to learn how to combat food waste at home?
The USDA is providing new resources to inform consumers on how to reduce food waste and lower their environmental footprint....
10 July 2021
View news from United States New study finds that it can be hard to eat healthy when relying on US food assistance programs
Nearly nine out of 10 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants face barriers in providing their household with a healthy diet throughout the month, based on a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study....
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